Same Sex Marriage

“Britain’s first Gay Muslim marriage,” “…You can be gay and be a Muslim” Well yes, you can be a gay and be a Muslim. The homosexual act (not the homosexual urge – which should still be resisted) is prohibited in Islam – the texts are definitive concerning this and there has been a unanimous consensus […]

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Winter Is Coming

Worship and Humanity in the short days ahead.   Allāh’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Winter is the Spring of the believer. Its nights are long for him to pray in, and its days are short for him to fast in,” with ʿUmar observing, ‘Winter is the prize of the worshippers.’ The days ahead of us present […]

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#MeToo

#MeToo has been doing the rounds on social media, highlighting a shocking number of female (and a significant number of male) victims of of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Seemingly blind to culture, race, religion and class, it exists at all levels. Many of the stories recounted are harrowing; in fact some I, personally, could […]

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Racism

Racism is evil. Black, brown, white. African, Asian, European. Race, nationality and culture are just social constructs but so often lead to oppression, injustice, hatred. And inhumanity. Slavery, genocide, apartheid, prejudice, discrimination all perpetrated simply because one human being is seen as inherently inferior to another. At a political or social level, this still exists […]

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Shades of Grey

Black and White, that’s how many of us view the world. In the beginning at least. Things make sense, we think. We know where we stand, grounded in reality, able to judge what is right and wrong, able to pass judgment on others. We are filled with confidence, perhaps self-righteousness. All is right and as […]

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3 TIPS TO HELP DEAL WITH HEADACHES IN RAMADAN

Ramadan, a blessed month that gives us an opportunity to gain better consciousness of Allah and improve our self-control. A simple Google search can highlight tons of medical benefits of fasting – it is even recommended by some top nutritionists. For some of us, however, Ramadan starts with a bang, by that I mean, a […]

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